Ballenger is a relatively quick street with a speed limit of 40mph. It has many issues that make it hazardous including blind crests and turns, lots of traffic turning on and off the road, a very narrow width, steep dropoffs on the sides, limited lighting, and constant foot traffic. There are parks and crowded neighborhoods packed on both sides of the street, but limited connecting roads, so pedestrians and bicyclists are often stuck having to walk in a muddy ditch or risk being hit by traffic. To add to this, it's difficult to turn out onto the street at several points where the vegetation blocks the view of oncoming traffic. Many of these issues can be resolved by adding shoulders to the side of the road. It would give the children that are always walking on the street somewhere safer to stand, make the bus stops more accessible, and provide better access to the existing resources and stores in the area, including the nice stretch of sidewalk along Mexico Gravel that is currently inaccessible to residents off Ballenger.
A recycling/trash combo bin should be put on park ave instead of just a trash bin.
A sidewalk between the clark lane roundabout to the mexico gravel rd roundabout to make it safe for pedestrians. This issue has been going on for years ever since I was in high school.
I am appalled that "property owners' rights" are trumping EVERY other value for this city. I am disgusted with the lack of authority our Historic Preservation Commission has. I am likewise amazed that after YEARS of the "Columbia Visioning Process" evolving-out "visions" of Columbia, veritably nothing of value has come from it that lends any aid to maintaining or preserving character. It's a massive Profit-race, and the City, and the 99%, are the losers.
Please extend yellow median lanes on chapel hill rd. all the way to intersection with fairview rd. from both sides. The median was previously delineated by road reflectors that were stripped off by the snow plows. Paint is a good idea.
Toccoa Georgia's trash service involves a garbage truck with a wide claw capable of grabbing several bags or a pile of brush all at once. That seems like an ideal compromise for a City Solid Waste Utility committed to reducing injuries through automation and a constituency that cannot get behind the idea of roll carts.
I am unclear on the reason that Toccoa has 3 separate truck services: a roll cart regular trash pick up, a wide claw pick up for bagged trash / brush / old furniture, and a blue bin recycling pickup.
I see this service every time I visit family in Toccoa.
I do not know why this was not part of the public coverage of the debate in the Columbia MO area.
If there is any research or background work I can do to be of service on this issue, please let me know.
Why are there homes with up to 8 sex offenders in our R1 neighborhoods? This already violates current city code. One is 800 feet from Lange nonetheless.(Which violates a Dec 2013 Missoiri supreme court ruling)
Stop people from getting killed on the "Killer Curve" on Creasy Springs. The City of Columbia allowed another person, 18 year old girl, to get killed last Saturday night. The City of Columbia knew of this dangerous outdated curve for years. The City approved the project to straighten out Creasy Springs years ago, but played games putting money over human safety and lives. The City bought land to straighten out the road, but weren't act to correct the situation resulting in numerous car wreck, injuries, and deaths.
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Many neighborhoods have requested traffic calming measures, but there have been limited funds to implement them. The backlog will take about 30 years to complete. Let's speed this up and complete all of the current outstanding requests. This is one of the most important things we can do to ensure the safety of ourselves and our children in our own neighborhoods!
Add a roundabout to replace 4-way stop at Millcreek Elementary. traffic gets extremely backed up during morning and afternoons.